LONDON: Chelsea and ex-England captain John Terry has been suspended for four matches the Football Association and fined £220,000 after the incident involving QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League match at Loftus Road last October.

Terry, 31, was found guilty of misconduct though he was cleared in court in July of racially abusing Ferdinand. hours before the hearing began Terry retired from international duty, claiming the FA hearing had made his position with England “untenable”.

He has 14 days to appeal the decision and sentence. Terry’s punishment is half the eight-match ban imposed on Luis Suarez after the Liverpool player’s own racist comment clash – also last October – with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.

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